Trejo: I wish Canelo had more experience for Mayweather fight
(Photo credit: Tom Casino/Showtime) By Dan Ambrose: Actor Danny Trejo doesn’t like the idea of the 22-year-old WBA/WBC junior middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (42-0-1, 30 KO’s) taking the fight with the much more experienced Floyd Mayweather Jr. (44-0, 26 KO’s) at this early point in Canelo’s career.
Trejo wishes Canelo would have waited to pick up experience against other fighters before he’d have taken this fight.
Trejo said to Fighthhub “I love Canelo but I wish he’d get some more experience before he tackles Floyd. What makes Floyd such a good fighter is he can adapt to anybody. His offense and defense is amazing plus his speed.”
This sounds like good advice from Trejo but the problem is Golden Boy Promotions, the promoters for Canelo, haven’t been matching him against the kind of opposition where he can pick up experience that would ever help him against a fighter like Mayweather.
Even if Golden Boy was to wait for a year or two before they matched Canelo up with Mayweather, Canelo would still be no better off because Golden Boy will have fed him a diet of pass their prime welterweights instead of putting Canelo in with good fighters his own size and weight like WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin, Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and Sergio Martinez.
Those guys weight roughly the same amount as Canelo, but they’re not trying to fight at 154 against fighters 147 lb. fighters like Canelo. There wouldn’t be any improvement with Canelo because putting him in with guys like Matthew Hatton, Kermit Cintron, Alfonso Gomez and Josesito Lopez aren’t going to get him ready for Mayweather.
The number one reason why Canelo and Golden Boy couldn’t wait for him to pick up more experience for the Mayweather fight is because Mayweather will be retiring at the end of his 6-fight contract with Showtime.
Mayweather isn’t going to stick around waiting for Canelo to get more experience fighting lighter welterweights. He’s going to retire.